Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Chinese Food at Home

Why at home? Because you control the ingredients and it's so much better for you. No need to sacrifice flavor on this dish. Spicy Shrimp thingy below;

This is real easy to do, so here it is broken down. About a pound of fresh shrimp (I eat a good amount of shrimp, simply because there is an abundant supply of the fresh stuff here where I live), asparagus, celery and onion. I used a wok for this dish. Fill your wok with water, get it to a boil and par boil your cut up asparagus, next your celery anf lastly a few slices of onion. Just use a big slotted spoon to remove the veggies when done and set aside. Next, in a small bowl mix together the following;  1 tbsp fresh garlic,  1 tsp fresh ginger, 2 scallions, 2 tsp soy sauce, 2 tsp rice cooking wine, dab of chili paste, 5 tbsp katsup, pinch of salt.
Get your peeled shrimp ready, and get coconut oil nice and hot in your wok. Add the shrimp and stir for about 2-3 minutes until nice and pink....don't overcook. Remove the shrimp. Add a bit more coconut oil and get hot again. I diced up 2 serrano peppers (if you can find chili peppers even better). Toss the peppers in the wok and stir until you can really smell the spicyness of the add your little sauce and stir quickly. Next add the shrimp and your veggies. A few splashes of toasted sesame oil at the end. Mix well so everything is coated. Serve and enjoy!
Do you make your Chinese food at home?


Dan said...

In college I had a terrible experience with some late night chinese food joint. The meal was like low grade dog food. To this day I can't eat in a chinese restaurant, not that they are all like that though.

I do make stir frys at home, which I love. So simple.


Anonymous said...

I have to stay away from homemade chinese, makes me crave rice. Luv your blog, so calming, I was freaking out trying to go from years of grain packed vegetarian diet to something better, and reading a bunch of blogs; now I just come here and it's all "chill out, eat some good healthy meat and fresh green vegetables and eggs, and here's a way to stay out of the Hidden Valley Ranch crack house, and sometimes I almost buy the supermarket *healthier* packaged food too but homemade meatballs are just as easy, and don't forget to have a nice day". Sweet.